Thursday, 12 July 2007

Awesome leopard sightings!


Over the last few days WE have been privileged to spend a lot of time with Karula and her two cubs. On Monday Karula killed an impala and her two young cubs had a great meal. She is a very relaxed leopard and really doesn't mind us hanging around with her family.
Yesterday morning WE all watched as a pregnant Hyena came upon the kill and treed the cubs. This is a scary moment for a leopard mom as a hyena will happily kill her cubs both for food and in order to reduce future competition. Anyway both cubs survived the encounter and WE all look forward to seeing a lot more of them over the coming years. There is no doubt that Djuma Game Reserve is one of the best, if not the best, place in the world to view leopards in the wild.
To all of those of you that have been posting video clips that you have recorded from our game drives onto You Tube ... a big "thank you". They are really beautiful and all those people that cannot get onto the drive really appreciate your efforts.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was so thrilled to see the leopards , Thanks so much to everyone who has made this possibe !! My favorite part was seeing the cub give Nick and Helen the snarl . Again .. Thanks

Rudo van Heerden said...

I was with Family on their farm in Buffelshoek and we saw the same sighting. Went there about 4 times that day!! Was great!!

carol said...

I have not had much chance to get on the drives but have cetainly enjoyed the drives I was privileged to get on with Nick and Helen. His sense of humor is contagious. I met Nick at Djuma with the Pondies group and enjoyed his and Pieters company so much..I was lucky enough to sit between the two of them. Nick and Helen you will be missed so much. Wherever you go whoever you work for will be lucky to get you. Thanks for being so much fun. Carol